CARLO, Michael

1945 - ?

Michael Lewis Carlo was born at Glemsford, Suffolk in 1945, eldest son of Lewis Ernest Carlo (28 October 1922-9 February 2014) and his wife Blanche Alma Webber (29 October 1922-4 October 2021), second daughter of Frederick Webber, who married at Glemsford Parish Church, Suffolk on 22 July 1944. Michael was painting at an early age when in 1953, of Mill House, Stafford Works, Long Melford, Suffolk he won a prize for his painting. Michael studied at Colchester School of Art 1961-1964 under tutors Edward Bawden, Peter Coker and John Nash, and in the printmaker's department at the Royal College of Art 1965-1967. He taught part-time at Harrow School of Art and Southend School of Art and was a member of the Free Painters and Sculptors. He married in 1967, Lynda L. Turner (born 1946) and set up a studio at Boxford, Suffolk and has lived and worked in this village for over 30 years. The surrounding landscape has formed his work since then and his screen-prints, which document the changing local landscape, first established his reputation. He was recommended by his former tutor Edward Bawden, as a poster artist to London Transport. Over time his work has become progressively more abstract, and he now specialises in woodcuts which have become progressively sparer, stripped down and raw, exploring the bones of the countryside. A member of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers he exhibited at Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich in 1992 also at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. He has had solo exhibitions at Bolton Museum; Usher Gallery in Lincoln; Southampton City Art Gallery; Serpentine Gallery; the John Russell Gallery in Ipswich and elsewhere. His works are held by the Tate Gallery, Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle, and London Transport.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from 74a Stanlake Gardens, Shepherd's Bush
1966 1060 Slate Quarry, North Wales - etching
         1193 Dinorwic Slate Quarry - colour print
1967 779 Brightlingsea - colour print
         780 Broken Slate Shed - colour print
1968 677 Dinorwic, North Wales - colour print
1969 639 Slate Post - colour print
         677 Slate Tip - colour print
1974 210 Bocking Church Street, Braintree, Essex
         732 Three Elms - silk screen
         739 The Hall - silk screen
1975 788 Cart Track screen print
794 Harvest - screen print
1977 1066 Down the Lane screen print
1978 798 Bales etching

Works by This Artist